And Still We Rise - Social Justice and Education Inequality
Lunch Discussion Featuring: Miles Corwin
Monday, May 23, 2016
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Hill Annex (See map)
Miles Corwin spent a year with twelve gifted high school students from disadvantaged communities in LA. Corwin chronicled their journeys as they faced the greatest challenges of their academic lives in his book, And Still We Rise. The book won the PEN West award for nonfiction and was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. On May 23rd, Corwin will come to Caltech to discuss his unique perspective on the challenges facing students in disadvantaged communities.
Praise for the book:
"An exuberant tale of South-Central kids...On every page, their voice ring as clear as church bells and make even a jaded reader feel inspired." - USA Today
"An impressive, important work of narrative journalism...A more gifted reporter can barely be imagined." - San Francisco Chronicle
Miles Corwin is a former crime reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote about the LAPD, homicide in South-Central Los Angeles, prisons, and the criminal justice system. A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara and received an M.A. at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Corwin is the author of three nonfiction books: The Killing Season, a national bestseller; And Still We Rise, the winner of the PEN West award for nonfiction and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; and Homicide Special, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Kind of Blue, his first novel, was named one of Booklist's Top Ten First Crime Novels of 2010. His next book in the Ash Levine series, Midnight Alley, was released in April 2012. Corwin teaches literary journalism at the University of California, Irvine.